Happy mid-week to you all. You’re not going to want to miss some great tracks this week from And the Kids, Book Club, The Capture Effect, My Midnight Heart, Sorren Maclean and Their Wedding. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from American Wrestlers, Dan Lissvik, Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, In Tall Buildings, Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders (ft. Sharon Van Etten), Shlohmo, Yowler and more.
There’s some great downloads in this set from How to Dress Well & TALA, Island Apollo, Kid Creme, Passenger Peru, Simian Ghost and Tropics. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Andy Butler, Calexico, Diet Cig, Glen Hansard, Mikal Cronin, Mount Eerie, Slutever, Torres and more.
Hope your weekend was great! Highlights of today’s Pick Your Poison include tracks from The American Spirit, Aphex Twin, Ki: Theory, La Bete Blooms, Radio Birds and WOOF. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Body Language, Hurry, Kate Tempest, King Woman, Marriages, Sarah Bethe Nelson and Vetiver. A.G. Cook also does a killer remix of the new Charli XCX (ft. Rita Ora) single, and Shigeto remixes a track from Hundred Waters.
Some delightful downloads in this set of music come from Dan Deacon, Grand Lake Islands, Joey Bada$$, Taylor Locke, Tep No and Valise. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Ava Luna, The Babies, Daniel Rossen, Elliot Moss, Marching Church, The Mountain Goats, Quarterbacks, Ron Flieger and The Sonics.
There’s some great downloads in this set you won’t want to miss from 8th Grader, Gorgeous Bully, The Last 24, Riva Ridge and Tim Myers. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Bjorn Torske, Carmen Villain, Jose Gonzalez, KOPPS, Marika Hackman, Mew, Santiparro (ft. Will Oldham) and St. Vincent.
The site was “off” for Martin Luther King Day yesterday, but we’re back in style today. Highlights in this set come from Arca, Chromatics, KNTRLR, Lowin and Radical Dads. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Bells Atlas (covering Future Islands), Bils., Cheatahs, Oscar, Sannhet, Sharon Van Etten, Yak and more.
You’re not going to want to miss downloads in this set from Black Dave, Hanni El Khatib & Freddie Gibbs, Kin Cayo, Project Pablo, Twin Wave and We Do This. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from C Duncan, Dinner, In Tall Buildings, Jason Molina (ft. Will Oldham & Alasdair Roberts), Jonathan Emile (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Marika Hackman, Mikky Ekko and Vision Fortune.
Highlights of this mid-week edition of Pick Your Poison include tracks from Baby Baby, Best Girl Athlete, Paperhaus, Puzzlecut and Warning Light. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Cylinder, Dutch Uncles, Grooms, Inventions, Moonbabies, Moon King, A Place to Bury Strangers and Tsembla.
Don’t miss highlights in this set from Acid Baby Jesus, Chastity Belt, Diamond Rugs, Durante, Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love and Miss Kenichi. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Django Django, Iron & Wine, Joe Pug, Marika Hackman, Phosphorescent, Wand, Waxahatchee and Years & Years.
Following up Friday’s post-holidays mega edition of Pick Your Poison, I’m pleased to announce that this segment will continue to be a daily post every Monday through Thursday throughout 2015. While that may be good news for those of you who rely on Pick Your Poison to discover new music, there’s also going to be a slight change in the format of it this year as well. First, in terms of content, there will be less of an emphasis on downloadable mp3s and a greater emphasis on streaming songs. That’s less a decision I want to make and more one that I’ve been forced to, seeing as how I’m starting to have some trouble filling these posts with halfway decent content even though they’re only four days a week. Artists are offering less downloads these days and more Soundcloud or YouTube streams, so that’s the direction this segment will also begin to move towards. Secondly, say goodbye to Pick Your Poison intros. The last couple of years, I’ve been using the opening paragraphs of each edition to talk about something happening in the world of music, to help preview a concert happening in Chicago, to talk about what new albums are being released on any given week, and other things. That ends today. This is the last proper introduction I’ll give for a Pick Your Poison segment in 2015. From here on out, all writing done for this segment will simply list off some of the featured downloads and streams. If you’re looking for show previews, commentary on important music news stories, links to interesting and fun music videos and other quality content, those will still exist on the site, they’re just getting their own separate posts from here on out. As a result, the amount of content being posted on Faronheit will increase a bit. I’m not going to go into what some of the new posts and segments will be about, except to say that the goal will be providing you with things that are unique, fun and engaging. Sound good? Okay then, let’s dig into this Monday edition of Pick Your Poison. Important tracks in this set come from As Lions, Busses, Meaxic, Panda Elliot and Stamping Mill. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Action Bronson, Atelje, Butch Walker, Charli XCX, The Dodos, Future Brown (ft. Tink), iLoveMakonnen and Swervedriver.
Hello friends, and welcome to the first edition of Pick Your Poison for 2015! The site has been on vacation all this week following the holidays and Listmas, but since the songs are piling up I thought I’d release a quick batch to you now. Technically speaking, we’ll get back to business as usual on Monday the 12th, which includes the daily editions of Pick Your Poison, plus hopefully some other content such as album reviews, show reviews and the like. The hope is to make some changes and innovations to the site this year, and while I won’t make any outright promises on that, I suppose we’ll deal with that when it comes around. So please enjoy this expanded edition of Pick Your Poison to kick off your weekend, and rest assured there’s more to come! Some key tracks in this set come from A.G. Cook, Brad Reiman, Cara Mitchell, Franklin, Myself When Young and Panda Elliot. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Chief Ghoul, The Courtesans, Diet Cig, The Dough Rollers, The Go! Team, Joey Bada$$, Kyle Cox, Oh Wonder, POP ETC, Ryley Walker, Shady Elders, Teen Daze, Young Ejecta and more.
Happy Festivus to you and yours! Yes, every year on the day before Christmas Eve, friends and family gather around an aluminum pole for the great tradition that includes the airing of grievances and feats of strength. Results are often best achieved after you’ve had a few drinks. Anyways, Tuesday is normally the day when I’d tell you all about the artists who are releasing new albums, but honestly I think this is the one week out of the year when nothing is coming out. Well, at least nothing of note. So I’ll just stick with the Festivus greeting and move on to today’s pre-holiday Pick Your Poison. Be sure to check out tracks in this set from Bleak Plaza, the Church, Miguel, Old Monk, RAC and Twisty. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Adventures, Bella Gaia, Joey Bada$$, Patricia, Waiting For Henry and Wyland.
Ordinarily around this time of year, I’ve put up the old “on vacation” sign and have checked out of the site for a 2-3 week break. It’s Christmas week, and there’s plenty of last minute shopping to do and holiday gatherings to attend. But you know what? I’ve got enough music to keep Pick Your Poison refreshed up until Christmas Eve, and at the same time I’m a little delayed in the whole Listmas countdown. So I’ll put in an extra couple of days worth of work just because. Well, that and I was a little lacking in terms of content at certain points over the course of this year. So sit back, relax, have a mug of hot cocoa near a fireplace, and check out some downloads below. Oh, and I should also mention that my Top 50 Albums of 2014 list continues to progress, and recommend you check out #40-31 as well as #30-21 if you have yet to do so. I’m going to try and have that wrapped up by Christmas, but no promises. In today’s Pick Your Poison, there’s some great tracks from A.G. Cook & Oneohtrix Point Never, AVAN LAVA, Francesca Belmonte, Jon Dice, Oneohtrix Point Never and Red Traces. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Big Harp, The-Dream, iLoveMakonnen, Joe Pug and more.
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly dip into the pool of music news, interviews and videos that I like to call This Week In Music! Yes, in addition to the normal Pick Your Poison mp3s and Soundcloud streams, I like to toss out links to a bunch of other music-related content that I’ve found interesting or worthwhile over the course of the week. I encourage you to check some, if not all of these things out, particularly if you’re looking to waste some time. There’s plenty to see, read and hear:
Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss songs from Alburn, Bent Denim (covering Taylor Swift), Corbin, Hot Casandra, Monsterheart and Solidisco. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Band of Horses & Grandaddy, Busy Living, Janna Pelle, The Julie Ruin, Phil Beaudreau and Something Anorak.
We are knee-deep in the middle of Listmas right now, so let me give you a bit of an update as to where things stand. Last week saw the countdown of the Top 50 Songs of 2014. You can check out the Top 10 by clicking this link. If you’d like to see the full list of 50, this link will take you to all of the relevant posts. This week things are running behind schedule, but the Top 50 Albums of 2014 countdown has begun. The hope right now is to have it wrapped up before Christmas Eve, but in the meantime please check out #50-41 by clicking here. I hope that you make some fun new discoveries, either that way, or via today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. There’s some great tracks in this set from A.G. Cook, Dim Sum, Feldspar, How to Dress Well, Los Angeles Police Department and Maelstrom. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Blitzen Trapper, Feral Conservatives, Field Report, Menace Beach, The Muscadettes, Wiz Khalifa and more.